WPT to Offer Special Programs for Children and Families Thanksgiving Week

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November 6, 2012

For More Information:
Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist 608-263-3364, lynn.brockmeyer@wpt.org
Erik Ernst, WPT Promotion Manager, 608-265-3853, erik.ernst@wpt.org

Wisconsin Public Television's weekday schedule will offer special programs for families and children, Wednesday, Nov. 21, Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23.

WPT will present the following special programs.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
6 a.m. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas

Thursday, Nov. 22
6 a.m. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas
7 a.m. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
8 a.m. Thomas & Friends “Special Times”
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Masterpiece Classic “Downton Abbey, Series II”

Friday, Nov. 23
6 a.m. The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas
9 a.m. Kids’ Vote ‘12 winner (WordGirl or Daniel Tiger)
11 a.m. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas
noon Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
1 p.m. Arthur’s Missing Pal

Saturday, Nov. 24
6 a.m. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
7 a.m. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas finds Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma — neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present.

In The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas, the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally take a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas.

Thomas & Friends “Special Times” features Thomas throwing a winter holiday party at Steam Works when his pals are in for repairs on the big day. Dowager Hatt holds a contest to see who can find the best Christmas tree on Sodor.

Masterpiece Classic “Downton Abbey, Series II” offers adult viewers the opportunity to watch the entire second season of the Emmy Award-winning series that continues the story of aristocrats and their household servants during the World War I era.

As part of the Wisconsin KidsVote project, a special program block features the winning candidate, Daniel Tiger or WordGirl, voted on by children in preschool through third grade.

Arthur’s Missing Pal has Arthur searching for his dog and enlisting the help of friends to track Pal down. While Pal discovers his newfound freedom, Arthur discovers how much he misses his dog.

WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension. 

Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.